Get all the ABC’s Home Economics Series Fun Facts from Star Karla Souza! We had a chance to sit with Karla Souza to talk about the new sitcom Home Economics. Get ready for laughs, inclusion and loads of moments you can totally relate to. Here is our interview on ABC’s Home Economics with Karla Souza.
Home Economics Overview and Review
I enjoyed watching the first two episodes of Home Economics. It s very funny. And, very relatable. I can’t tell you how happy I am to have a Latina, who is an attorney represent without having to be the nanny or the drug lord’s girl in a show. Yes, there is a Latina maid in the series. But, I have a feeling the banter is going to be amazing. Somehow, I think both will serve to show how Latinos are not Latinx. We might seem similar and speak Spanish, but our cultures do differ.
Yes, inclusion is huge in this sitcom. Women are going to rock the screen. And, yes there are more than just two colors. Lifestyles are coming at us quick and in a very real way.
Every family has its traditions and rivalry. Get ready to see how it all plays out in such a way that you might think someone was filming your family events or moments.
Like I said, get ready for some good laughs that speak truths. Also, we get to see the money dynamics as well as the social ones that are a thing of our world today. Yes, at a sibling level. Obviously, it is not all about money, so expect to see a lot of personal struggles in a light hearted manner. Also, cheers to the mom that pretty much does not shy away from a wine glass in hand.
ABC’s Home Economics Series Fun Facts
So, during our conversations with Karla Souza, we got a chance to compile these fun facts on Home Economics:
- As I said, this program is very relatable. Karla saw it immediately “I love how relatable it is to my life as well as Motherhood. Laughing about all of that and having uncomfortable comments from the In-Laws. Marina (Karla’s character) used to be a lawyer and I used to play a lawyer — it’s just funny all around.”
- Karla is a Mexican, playing a Mexican. Initially, Marina was set to be Peruvian. She appreciated the fact that when approached she was able to explain that she would be more effective being a Mexican playing one, and not a Latina playing another Hispanic culture. Because she was not comfortable making self deprecating Peruvian jokes.
- Hispanic writers are part of the writers’ staff
- Her sitcom husband (Topher Grace) sent her flowers with a note asking if she would be his wife. She had some explaining to do to her real life husband hahaha.
- Karla loves how her character is almost always drinking wine.
- Expect the show to address all kinds of motherhood topics. Yes, including clogged ducts and more.
- Karla and Sasheer Zamata hit it off right away and tend to gravitate to each other when on set.
ABOUT KARLA SOUZA
Karla Souza is perhaps best known for co-starring opposite Viola Davis in ABC’s hit international drama “How to Get Away with Murder,” which recently completed its six-season run. She was most recently seen starring as Rosario for Amazon Prime’s Spanish language drama “El Presidente.” The series, created and written by Academy Award® winner Armando Bo (“Birdman”), tells a story of the 2015 FIFA corruption scandal. She also appeared in the feature “The Sleepover” for Netflix and starred in “Everybody Loves Somebody,” which was written and directed by Catalina Aguilar Mastretta.
Growing up, Souza spent four years in France where she was part of a professional theater company that toured throughout the country. She went on to study in London at the Central School of Speech and Drama where, in 2008, she received the CCP Award, given to the most promising actress in London. Following her time in the U.K., Souza was selected to study in Moscow, Russia, with Anatoly Smilianski. She later traveled to present a showcase in New York and subsequently began receiving offers for leading roles in Mexico City.
Souza has starred in three of Mexico’s top grossing films of all time: “¿Que Culpa Tiene El Nino?” in 2016, and “Instructions Not Included” and “Nosotros Los Nobles,” both in 2013.
Born in Mexico City, the mother of two currently resides in Los Angeles.
ABOUT “HOME ECONOMICS”
Executive produced by and starring Topher Grace, new series “Home Economics” joins ABC’s Wednesday night comedy block on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST) on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.
From writers and executive producers Michael Colton and John Aboud, the series takes a look at the heartwarming yet super uncomfortable and sometimes frustrating relationship among three adult siblings: one in the 1%, one middle-class and one barely holding on. The comedy is inspired by the life of writer and executive producer Michael Colton.
The series stars Topher Grace as Tom, Caitlin McGee as Sarah, Jimmy Tatro as Connor, Karla Souza as Marina and Sasheer Zamata as Denise. Also starring is Shiloh Bearman as Gretchen, Jordyn Curet as Shamiah, Chloe Jo Rountree as Camila and JeCobi Swain as Kelvin.
For more on ABC programs, read our Call your Mother review